Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Erin Routliffe (September 11, 2023)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Erin Routliffe. Routliffe won the Women’s Doubles championship at the U.S. Open for her first career Grand Slam title. Routliffe becomes the first Alabama Women’s Tennis alumna to win a Grand Slam championship.

Runner-up this week is Tua Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa threw for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 36-34 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers in their season opener.

Others of note:

Patrick Kaukovalta won his first career singles title on the ITF World Tour at a tournament in Budapest.

Jeremy Gschwendtner advanced to the main draw of an ITF tournament after winning three rounds of qualifying, then won his first round match in the main draw.

Calvin Ridley had 8 catches and 101 receiving yards in his debut with Jacksonville.

Mac Jones threw for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Derrick Henry had 119 yards from scrimmage.

Brian Branch had a 50 yard interception return for a touchdown in his pro debut.

Jonathan Allen had 2 tackles for loss and a sack.

Daron Payne had 2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

Will Anderson had 6 tackles, 6 quarterback pressures, and a sack in his pro debut.

Patrick Surtain II had a career-high 3 passes defended.

Tony Brown recorded his first career interception.

Jim Jarvis drove in 7 runs in 5 games and hit .300 for the week.

Tyler Gentry had a 3-hit, 4-RBI game in which he reached base in all 5 plate appearances, and also threw a runner out at the plate.

Peyton Wilson hit safely in all 4 games he started, and had a 3-hit game.

Cobie Fletcher-Vance hit .307 in his 3 starts, with a home run and 3 RBI.

Tommy Seidl hit safely in all three games of Quebec’s semifinal Frontier League series.

Andrew Pinckney hit .304 for the week, with an on-base percentage of .407 and a slugging percentage of .565.

David Robertson picked up 2 wins and struck out 4 batters in 2 innings of work.

Eric Foggo recorded 2 saves.

Tamara Clark won the Women’s 200 Meter at a meet in Switzerland.

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